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  • Portrait of Georg Leopold Goguel

    Artist:
    Graff, Anton. 1736-1813
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    130x95 cm

Graff, Anton. 1736-1813

Portrait of Georg Leopold Goguel

Germany, 1796

This marvellous portraitist was born in Switzerland and went on to become a professor at the Dresden Academy of Arts. Graf created a whole picture gallery of portraits of his contemporaries. For this portrait his sitter was Georg Leopold Goguel, most famous in Russia today as a relative of Georges-Henri Goguel, a Frenchman who served in the Russian army and later became Councillor of State and Director of the German Colonies near Saratov on the River Volga. With its keen characterization and highly professional execution, this is an excellent example of late 18th-century German portraiture. The sitter is shown in swift movement, seeming to glance out at the viewer - an approach suggested by the man's character, full of a sense of his own worth, energetic and self-confident.

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Portrait of Georg Leopold Goguel

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oil

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130x95 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1944; handed over from an antique shop belonging to the Yuvelirtorg State Jewellery Trading Company; in the 1920s was in the collection of V.I. Kuzmin

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-8701

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